Yellowstone National Park: a 25-year-old woman from Ohio was gored and tossed “10 Feet Into the Air” by a Bison
Authorities say an Ohio lady was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Monday.
According to a National Park Service press release, a 25-year-old woman from Gove City approached a bison as it strolled near the boardwalk at Black Sand Basin.
“Consequently, the bison gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air,” they wrote.
According to park officials, the lady was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with “a puncture wound and other injuries,”
The National Parks Service has confirmed that two other people were within 25 yards of the bison that attacked a woman on Monday.
“remain more than 25 yards (23 m) away from bison,” the Yellowstone National Park administration stated in a release.
“the first reported incident in 2022” of a person going too near to a vision “and the bison responding to the threat by goring the individual,” park authorities said in a statement Monday.
More people have been wounded by the “unpredictable” cow in Yellowstone than any other animal because it can run three times as quickly as humans.
Visitors are advised to keep a distance of at least 25 yards from all large animals, such as elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes, when in the park, according to the signs. Visitors must keep at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached,” the agency explained in Tuesday’s release. “When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space.”
“If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity,” they advised.